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Promised Land Reviews

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Kent Jones
Film Comment Magazine

Damon and Krasinski's script isn't completely solid, but it follows a believably wayward path to a lovely, muted ending.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 5, 2013
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An engaging film about the dangers of fracking and the crass manipulation employed by its proponents.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 18, 2013
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

It's more middle of the road than transcendent, but Promised Land offers a quietly engaging and even-handed look at a controversial issue.

Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 16, 2013
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered

Gus Van Sant's Promised Land is an engaging performance-driven drama that works more often than not.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 3/5

May 7, 2013
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... Van Sant's eye and sense of poetry no doubt elevate what's essentially an updated Frank Capra story ...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 87/100

April 27, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Thee film-makers' sincerity so indisputable, that Promised Land never entirely spins off the rails. It's hard to swallow, but easy to digest.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 19, 2013
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

Hydraulic fracturing might not be the most compelling subject for a movie, but it provides a topical backdrop for this engaging drama about ethics.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 4/5

April 19, 2013
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

A flawed but watchable eco-drama - heavily indebted to a wittier anti-corporate movie, Local Hero, made 30 years ago.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

April 18, 2013
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

The latest film from Gus Van Sant is a thought-provoking and emotionally engaging smalltown drama with a strong script and a terrific central performance from co-writer Matt Damon.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

April 18, 2013
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

A compelling glimpse into a world of corporate chicanery where unscrupulous business giants casually toss decent chaps like Butler into the fray to take the, er, frack.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2013
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Northern Exposure with Jason Bourne. Which is a backhanded way of saying this is far from the challenging movie it promised to be.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2013

Quietly powerful, this has a fine cast and yet it's very much Damon's movie, as he delivers his finest, most subtly nuanced performance yet and, remarkably, actually allows himself to look, ahem, older.

Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 14, 2013
Emma Simmonds
The List

An earnest, fundamentally likeable film which challenges us to question what we're told rather than calling us to arms.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

March 26, 2013
Dave White
Movies.com

Its quiet nature may give it longer legs over time, slipping its way into cable viewing, but it'll have to reach way beyond the typically urban Gus Van Sant audience to make the impact it wants.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 14, 2013
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

...neither a firebrand nor a puppyish Oscar-chaser. It's becalmed, downright mellow at times.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

March 13, 2013
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News

As schematic as it is, "Promised Land" benefits from the tremendous appeal of its cast.

Full Review Source: Bloomberg News | Original Score: **1/2

February 28, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Director Van Sant's heart doesn't appear to be quite in it.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

February 14, 2013
Andrew Pulver
Guardian

Gus Van Sant's fracking drama pits Matt Damon's energy executive against John Krasinski's eco-dreamboat in a battle for the minds of backwater farmers and the heart of Rosemarie DeWitt's moony schoolma'am.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2013
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The makers of Promised Land clearly object to fracking but attempt, not always successfully, to explore the issue without stacking the deck in favor of its viewpoint.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B

February 4, 2013
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com

Relateable

Full Review Source: ReviewExpress.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 17, 2013
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